Ethnic Expo seeks host country applicants

Ethnic Expo, presented by title sponsor First Financial Bank, is set for Oct. 11-12. The Ethnic Expo Committee is requesting submissions from all potential Host Country candidates interested in being the 2024 Host Country Partner.

Application submissions will be reviewed by the Ethnic Expo Selection Committee, and the deadline to submit an application for Host Country is March 15. The Host Country application can be found online at

Ethnic Expo is organized by the city of Columbus and is made possible by donations from the presenting sponsor, First Financial Bank and many other local businesses. This activity is also made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Columbus Area Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The two-day festival, which celebrates the city’s diversity and rich cultural traditions, will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both days around Columbus City Hall.

“Ethnic Expo is one of my favorite events every year. It allows both residents and guests the opportunity to celebrate and embrace the vibrant cultures and traditions that make Columbus unexpected and unforgettable. Please join us in discovering the many cultures, arts, traditions, and of course food, which Columbus has to offer,” said Mayor Mary Ferdon.

The fall festival is family-friendly and features live performances of international music and dancing, authentic cuisine and bazaar market vendors, and free children’s activities.

For more information regarding Ethnic Expo activities or how you can be involved, visit or contact Jody Coffman, Communications and Events Coordinator, at (812) 669-5302.